All Things New Orleans

Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

WWNO’s radio magazine: a weekly half-hour of timely news, cultural features, and commentary from all corners of our city. Hosted by Jack Hopke.

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All Things New Orleans
12:04 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Mark Romig, Robin Young, Bruce Nolan and Norhan Gokturk

We close out the first full week of summer with a mostly "summery" edition of All Things New Orleans. Four different personalities discuss the economy, the media, the entertainment scene, and WWNO's new programming.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu June 28, 2012

The Dog Days of Summer

"W.O.O.F." is hand painted with iridescence paints that will appear to change color as the angle of view or the angle changes.

Over the past several months New Orleanians have surely noticed the Bead Dog sculptures placed around town by the LA SPCA. Paws on Parade has worked with the artistic community of New Orleans to help raise awareness for animal welfare and the response has been enthusiastic. To honor of the 60th Bead Dog sculpture, Sharon Litwin spoke with the artist responsible for the anthropomorphic pup.

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All Things New Orleans
11:49 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Speak, Eat, Dance, and Act

Time to relax with this week's London Sunday Times crossword puzzle. You know, that cryptic exercise with seemingly nonsensical clues made of puns and anagrams. You're trying to figure out the answer to this clue: "The preacher eats pizza while watching a Russian ballerina and listening to a theatrical version of "I Get a Kick Out of You." The answer has 19 letters. Got it? It's All Things New Orleans.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu June 21, 2012

From Russia with Love

This summer the Department of Theatre Arts + Dance at Loyola University has enlisted a graduate of Moscow's premiere ballet school to help teach the next generation of dancers. On this week's Notes from New Orleans, we'll hear how her dancing principles coincide with the Jesuit's ideals on education. 

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All Things New Orleans
6:35 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Foreign Artists Visit Louisiana and the Times-Picayune Slowly Dissolves

It's time for the final spring edition of All Things New Orleans for 2012. On this week's program, we'll hear about the arts and hard news: a Texan visual artist, a French jazzman, and a disappearing local newspaper.

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Media
4:00 am
Thu June 14, 2012

'A Morning Ritual': New Orleans Fights For Its Paper

A New Orleans newspaper stand holds copies of Wednesday's Times-Picayune, which announced layoffs for 200 employees.
Debbie Elliott NPR

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 6:07 am

What happens when a media company wants to take away your daily newspaper? In New Orleans, you take to the streets.

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World Café
6:49 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Sense Of Place: Ani DiFranco's Fresh Perspective On New Orleans

As part of the Roots of Music Program in New Orleans, kids have access to music education not provided in schools. Ani DiFranco sits on the Program's Board of Directors.
Bob Giardini

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 1:42 pm

This week, World Cafe invites listeners to discover the music of New Orleans with the series Sense of Place.

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All Things New Orleans
6:35 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Prisons and Bordellos in Louisiana

Time to answer the vital question, "How many festivals can one town sustain in one weekend?" Your guess is as good as ours on this week's All Things New Orleans.

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Notes from New Orleans
6:10 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Former Brothel Cleans Up Its Image

A former house of prostitution is now a set of posh apartments in the French Quarter.
Renee Peck

Sixty years ago if you asked a New Orleanian for directions to 1026 Conti Street it would have elicited a very different reaction that it does today. On this week's Notes from New Orleans we'll hear about a renowned and renovated bordello in the French Quarter.

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All Things New Orleans
7:00 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Understanding New Orleans' Murder Epidemic

The murder rate in New Orleans has consistently been well above the national average. But Mayor Mitch Landrieu is searching for answers to change that. In this week's All Things New Orleans we'll hear him speak with Tell Me More's Michel Martin. 

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